What a beautiful set! We have listed it as a fish and game set because usually these have fish or birds painted on them. The artist decided to go a different way with these making them very unique! The background is wonderful pink color around the edges that gradually fad towards the white centers. The designs have been created on the well know Ranson blank. Where the plates rim has a divot small light blue beads of raised enamel have been added surrounded by gold. Small white raised relief beading also decorates around the inner edge of the rim. The dinner plates have three venues of water scenes and the platter has two painted on the boarders. The scenic views are of lake & ocean with boats, and waterfalls that have all been hand painted. Gold garland designs decorate around the centers of the pieces. There are raised relief designs on the platters ends of sprigs and a wreath. This was hand painted in 1897 by Carrie Conley. The set has no utensil scratches and was probably used for display only. There are no cracks. One plate has an old repair to the front rim and the repaired paint is cracking. One plate has a ¼" repaired flake on the back of the rim. There is wear on the decoration, mostly to the center rings and some beading is gone. Would make a nice cabinet set! Manufacturing anomalies may exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc.
Backstamp: H& CO over L over France CFH over GDM over France
Measures: platter 20" L x 13 3/4" W Plates 9 ¾" W
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